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POLICE BLOTTER (10/19/2011)
Winona Police

Sunday, October 9

•At 1:23 a.m. police were flagged down by two women on the 50 block of East Third Street reporting an assault. A 24-year-old victim told police that Jessica Susan Schwanke, 25, of Winona, had punched her in the face. Police later cited Schwanke for fifth degree assault.

Wednesday, October 12

•At 3:40 p.m. police received a report from Fleet Farm that an item costing 89 cents was allegedly taken by Jacob Michael Connelly, 18, of Lakeland.

Thursday, October 13

•At 10:36 p.m. police were called to a Winona State University dorm on a report that a student had a gun in his room. Police arrived and checked the room of Jonathan Mark Tompkin, 24, of Rochester. Police said they found a bb-gun, along with a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Friday, October 14

•At 10:06 a.m. police were using a police K-9 to search Winona Senior High School when the dog alerted officers for the presence of drugs in a locker. A 16-year-old Minnesota City boy was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•At 11:28 a.m. police received a report of a jar full of quarters stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 200 block of Chatfield Street. Approximately $30 was taken.

•At 1:52 p.m. police received a report of the theft of a Winona State University issued Macbook Pro along with a black backpack, charger, purple cord, WSU ID and room key. The items were taken from a residence on the 150 block of West Eighth Street.

Saturday, October 15

•At 2:37 a.m. police pulled over a vehicle driven by Christopher Michael Johnson, 28, of Winona, at Eighth and Harriet streets after he failed to use a turn signal. Police said he appeared intoxicated and refused alcohol testing. Johnson was referred to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of third degree driving while intoxicated, second degree test refusal and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Sunday, October 16

•At 4:28 a.m. police were called to Winona Health on a report of an assault. Police met with a 20-year-old victim who suffered multiple nose and facial fractures who will likely need reconstructive surgery. The man said he and a friend were walking west of the Winona State University Campus at Ninth and Main streets when four males crossed the road and accused him of upsetting their friend. The victim said the men then assaulted him. He was unable to provide a description of the men. Police are investigating.

•At 1:30 a.m. police cited Adam Randall Benson, 32, of Winona, for fourth degree driving while intoxicated after he struck a parked car at Sixth and Sebo streets. Police said he showed signs of intoxication and his blood alcohol content was measured at .11 percent.

Monday, October 17

•At 11:36 p.m. police officers responded to the 300 block of Franklin and cited Kyle Paul Czech, 22, of Winona and Bryan Elliot Helberg, 20, of Winona, for having a loud party.

Tuesday, October 18

•At 1:40 a.m. police observed Jessica Ann Yeager, 20, of Winona, stopped at a flashing red light for more than a minute. Yeager was cited for third degree test refusal, fourth degree driving while intoxicated, providing a false name and date of birth to police, underage consumption of alcohol, impeding traffic, failure to stop at a stop sign, lane violation, possessing the identification of another individual and providing false information to a police officer.

•Police ticketed Samuel Stephen Miller, 20, of Winona, and Dillan Joseph Mayer, 19, of Winona, for disorderly conduct and underage consumption after they reportedly were screaming, laughing and trying to put a bicycle into a tree.

•At 1:41 a.m. police responded to the 400 block of West Third Street on a report made by a Lawrence Trucking employee that a person was sleeping under the stairs. Thomas Quasius, 19, of Hudson, Wisc., was ticketed for underage consumption and sent to Detox.

•At 2:31 a.m. police ticketed Emily Rose Brzezinski, 18, of Saukville, Wisc., for underage consumption.

Winona County

Thursday, October 13

•At 10:50 a.m. police received a call reporting damage to a light fixture on the outside of a house in Dresbach.

Friday, October 14

•At 8:40 p.m. police stopped a motorcyclist for speeding on County Road 12 east of Wyattville. The driver, Glenn Peter Brown, 55, of Winona, allegedly showed signs of intoxication and was arrested for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content measured at .16 percent.

Saturday, October 15

•At 6:12 p.m. police were called to Altura on a report of an assault. Police spoke with a 31-year-old Altura man who said that a vehicle had cut him off while driving down Center Street in Altura, then the driver got out and threatened him with a foot-long knife, stating he would kill the man. Police said a witness saw the man chase the victim with a knife, although police did not recover a weapon. Officers spoke with the suspect, Hilario Badillo Lascano, who said he got a big stick after the other man got out of his vehicle as if he wanted to fight. Police arrested Lascano and referred him to the county attorney’s office for potential charges of terroristic threats and second degree assault.

•At 7:25 p.m. police received a call reporting a violation of a domestic abuse no contact order. Police said Nicholas John Earley, 24, of Winona, violated the order 73 times by calling a woman with an order against him 73 times from jail. He was referred to the county attorney for potential charges of violating the order.

Sunday, October 16

•At 1:33 p.m. police received a call from a resident who reported five roosters killed in Minnesota City, along with damage to a chicken cage. The resident said it did not appear as though an animal had killed the roosters and caused the damage.

•At 3:15 p.m. deputies responded to an accident on County Road 16. Joshua Samuel Williams, 19, of Dakota, was driving down the gravel road when the vehicle lost control around a curve and overturned over an embankment, landing on its roof, according to authorities. The driver and two passengers were transported for medical treatment. One passenger reportedly sustained back and neck injuries.



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